Monday, June 9, 2008

Attack of the Clones?

News of a possible new WoW feature has been spreading around the net. It seems WoW may be adding an achievement system. This is not going over well in some places. Others have a more balanced take on it. For the purposes of this post we will assume it is true. Sigh, I hate assuming, but oh well. I don't understand why this is a big deal to anyone. Some WAR folks claim it is just WoW copying.

No game has an exclusive right to gameplay systems. If that were true, we would still be playing a couple MUDs (text based games for you younger folks :) ). Even more recently, Lord of the Rings Online had achievements. Star Wars Galaxies has also introduced a collection system which is basically the same thing.

I am glad to see WoW incorporating features that their customers obviously liked in other games. They are trying to improve their product which will benefit us all. This will cause LoTRO and WAR to try and make theirs even better. Competition is good!


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